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H001667 SWAMP/MARSH CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN ANTI-GAS APRON.(Gasbekleidung Schutzblech)
BACKGROUND: The development of camouflage clothing and equipment had began in the German army in WWI, and continued through the Weimar Reichswehr, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), era. The German army’s geometric, Splittertarnmuster 31, (Splinter camouflage pattern 31), was originally developed in late 1929 and early 1930 and was first adopted for use with the M31 quarter shelter/poncho in late 1931. Further developments in 1943 modified the original splinter pattern by softly blurring the distinct geometric pattern and slightly altering the coloration. This modified camouflage pattern was designated Sumpftarnmuster, (Swamp/Marsh camouflage pattern), although it is now commonly referred to as the Tan/Water camouflage pattern, which was once again altered in 1944 by an even stronger blurring of the distinct geometric pattern. Further camouflage pattern development continued through-out the war and additional subtly different patterns were created with the intent to equip all personnel with the same camouflage pattern but this was never achieved.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Sumpftarnmuster anti-gas apron. All rubberized construction. Complete with all straps and buttons. One of the rarest pieces of Wehrmacht camouflaged clothing. Excellent condition.
GRADE ****1/2 PRICE $1,399.00
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